Celeste A. Munson, 81, of Milwaukee, formerly of Appleton and Sturgeon Bay, passed away Wednesday afternoon January 22, 2020 at St. John’s Assisted Living in Milwaukee.
Celeste was born May 5, 1938 in Rockford, Illinois, the daughter of the late Alfred and Geraldine (Gilbert) Boyer. She graduated from Rockford West High School in 1956. At age 50 she graduated from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Celeste taught dance at Lawrence University in Appleton until moving to Sturgeon Bay. She choreographed many plays and Classical Ballets at Lawrence, as well as musical theater at Sturgeon Bay High School. Celeste was a talented artist who put her amazing skills to work in many mediums, including painting numerous murals at various churches in both Appleton and Sturgeon Bay.
On January 25, 1959 she married Bartley L. Munson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford, Illinois. He preceded her in death on December 19, 2018.
She is survived by her three sons, Steve (Kim) Munson of Frederick, MD, Jeff (Karen) Munson of Brookfield, Michael (Loree) Munson of Milwaukee; four grandchildren, Kirsten, Derek, Michael, Kai; and brother, Robert C. Boyer of Indianapolis, IN.
No services are scheduled at this time.
“The family wishes to thank all of the staff at St John’s Assisted Living for their wonderful care of Celeste during her time there.”
Huehns Funeral Home, Inc. and Door County Crematory LLC in Sturgeon Bay are assisting the family. Expressions of sympathy, memories, and photos of Celeste may be shared with her family through her tribute page at www.huehnsfuneralhome.com.
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